Can we do better with our sexual offense prevention dollars?

By Sandy . . . From Tennessee comes this all-too-familiar story: Law enforcement is patting itself on the back for a job well done in assuring that those on the sex offender registry in Meigs County are in compliance. All 35 of them. Titled “Operation Rising Sun,” and occupying three days — Tuesday through Thursday, July 23, 24, and 25…

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Consider yourself served!

By Sandy . . . From Aurora, Illinois comes good news: Thanks to litigation filed, the city is backing off its threat to force nineteen registrants to leave Wayside Cross Ministries. Furthermore, a federal judge has ordered the men be registered as living at Wayside. Even though the city insists that the actual threat of the registrants having to leave…

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Suit filed in Missouri: “Registry results in retribution for past offenses”

By Pat Pratt . . . A woman barred by her church from a marathon to fight hunger and a man who saw hatred spewed so often his daughter was forced to move and his wife took her own life — they and others are seeking removal from Missouri’s life-long sex offender registry, arguing it is unconstitutionally cruel. The children…

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New study being done

Dear Sir or Madam, My name is Melissa Grady, and I am a faculty member at the Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service. I along with my colleague Jill Levenson, professor at Barry University in Florida, are conducting a study aimed at understanding the role of trauma and later sexual offending. There are two surveys associated…

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The utter uselessness of sexual offense registries

Used with permission By Michael Hobbes . . . The first time Damian Winters got evicted was in 2015. He was living with his wife and two sons in suburban Nashville when his probation officer called his landlord and informed him that Winters was a registered sex offender. The previous year, when he was 24 years old, Winters had been…

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NARSOL in Action 7/11/2019

NARSOL in Action

Hour One: Georgia Halloween litigation with attorney Mark Yurachek   https://narsol.org/podcast/nia-7-11-2019-hour-1 Hour Two: Tennessee litigation with attorney Patrick McNally   https://narsol.org/podcast/nia-7-11-2019-hour-2 Hour Three: New Mexico litigation with attorney Ashley Cloud   https://narsol.org/podcast/nia-7-11-2019-hour-3

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Families will not be ripped apart in Tennessee

By Sandy and Larry . . . The Tennessee General Assembly enacted a statute which would have forced families to be split apart, and it was scheduled to take effect July 1st. Fortunately, the law has been stopped in its tracks for now. The law states that anyone convicted of a sexual offense in which the victim was a child…

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